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half

One half of one point. For stock quotes, a half represents one half of $1, or 50¢. For bond quotes, a half represents one half of 1% of par, or $5. For option quotes, a half represents $50.
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Half-wit Tom For Rafael Benitez having no transfer budget - despite operating at a substantial profit in the last three transfer windows.
That kind of half-wit used to be called Tim Lamb, the former chief executive of the English Cricket Board.
Quite why everyone is sickened is a Walford mystery - but that's just like the Ferreiras, Sophistikate's Nail Bar and that half-wit Minty.
1) Get rid of the half-wit who authorised the use of different coloured bags and send him/her back to art college.
Almost every other word was the F-word and he acted like a half-wit, shouting for his wife Sharon to get the dog poo up, which seemed to be distributed all over the house.
WHY on earth is that half-wit Pete Doherty still able to walk about free?
Then, like me, you spend 40 minutes on the phone with some half-wit technician in a call centre who appears to know less than you.
Imagine my surprise, dear readers, when despite the setting, the fact that it stars a half-wit wrestler and has a ropey sub-plot about ecological issues, this flick turned out to be really rather good.
For art, culture and sport I don't just mean fat opera singers pleasing the elitist shire gentry or bloated Premiership footballers and their half-wit wags.
Then it's 4-1 Tony Cowell (halfbrother), 9-2 Michael Cowell (half-brother), and 7-1 Piers Morgan (half-wit).
SASKIA This emotionless, vacuous, Faliraki half-wit has no attraction to Maxwell.
IT'S dry slaps all round for the half-wit teacher and her snotty little charges from the posh London private school who got lost in the Cairngorms.